Now Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh photos at offices of Delhi govt: Kejriwal
Hindustan Times|January 26, 2022
All Delhi government offices will have photos of only Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, and Bhagat Singh, the revolutionary freedom fighter, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday, adding that no photos of any political leaders will be hung from now on in these establishments.

NEW DELHI: There was, however, no clarity if photos of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, which customarily adorn government offices, will continue to remain there. Queries to a government spokesperson to this regard did not elicit a response.

"They (Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh) both adopted contrasting paths, but they had a common goal," Kejriwal said on Tuesday after hoisting the national tricolour at the Delhi secretariat on the eve of Republic Day.

“Babasaheb struggled a lot throughout his life. Talking about Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein said that generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. The more I read about Dr Ambedkar, the more I believe that this quote applies to him as well," Kejriwal said.

He added that the pictures of no political leader, including himself, will be hung up in state government offices. "Now, we will not put up photos of politicians or the CM in Delhi government offices. We will celebrate and take inspiration from these legends (Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh). The Delhi government will walk on the path shown by them, and they will continue to inspire us."

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